Located in a quiet corner of Wandsworth, Earlsfield remained under the radar for many years, but has become a property hotspot in recent years thanks to its beautiful houses, array of amenities and proximity to green spaces such as Wandsworth Common. The laidback atmosphere makes it a popular place to call home for families, while young professionals make the most of the area’s trendy bars and convenient links to central London.
The houses and flats to rent in Balham predominantly consist of traditional Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses, some of which have been converted into affordable apartments. Some of the most popular and prestigious properties in the area include detached and semi-detached 1920’s houses located in Skeena Hill and Combemartin Road and there are also some 1950’s style houses and newer developments located close to Earlsfield station.
Things to do in Earlsfield
Despite its close proximity to central London, Earlsfield has lots of fantastic green spaces nearby, which is just one of the perks of living here. Located in the valley of the River Wandle, between Wimbledon Common and Wandsworth Common, the area has no shortage of greenery and parks including Garratt Park which is often frequented by families. The Wandle Trail is popular with cyclists and runs from Wandsworth to Carshalton, King Georges Park, Wimbledon Park and Wandsworth Common.
Garratt Lane is the heart of Earlsfield and has a vibrant, buzzing atmosphere with several restaurants, independent cafés, shops, cocktail bars and pubs with beer gardens. “Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2015”, Sylvan Oak is also located here.
For a dose of culture, locals can enjoy Tara Arts, a small fringe theatre on Garratt Lane or take advantage of the areas well-stocked Public Library on Magdalen Road. Wandsworth Southside is a large shopping centre that’s been recently refurbished and is home to a large choice of high street and designer shops as well as a 14 screen cinema.
Earlsfield Transport Links
Earlsfield’s excellent transport links provide easy access to central London, making it a popular place to rent for young professionals and commuters. Regular trains from Earlsfield station will take you to Waterloo in just 13 minutes, while nearby Tube stations Southfields and Wimbledon Park are both on the District Line and are just a 20 minute walk from Garratt Lane.
The area of Earlsfield is also well connected by bus, with the number 44 to Victoria, the 270 to Putney Bridge and the 77 to Waterloo providing links to the city centre.
Useful link: www.tfl.gov.uk
Schools & Nurseries in Earlsfield
Earlsfield has seen a lot of families moving into the area over recent years and has a good choice of educational establishments to cater to them. The district’s primary schools include the Beatrix Potter Primary School, the St Anns Church of England Primary School and the Floreat Wandsworth Primary School, while younger children can attend the popular Montessori Day Nursery.
Residents can choose between three different secondary academies for their children; the single sex Burntwood Academy, the co-educational Southfields Academy and Ashcroft Technology Academy, which offers the International Baccalaureate qualification.
Useful link: www.lambeth.gov.uk/schools-and-education
Renting a Property in Earlsfield
Palace Gate Lettings’ Earlsfield office is ideally situated in the centre of the town on busy Garratt Lane, opposite Earlsfield Station. We specialises in houses and flats to rent in Earlsfield and cover all areas including Southfields.
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